Founded in 2012 by State of Play Hospitality, Bounce is the ultimate ping pong experience in London! With venues in Farringdon and Old Street, we accommodate groups from two to 500 guests for everything from classic ping pong to shuffleboard. We’ll keep your energy levels up with the tastiest food and drinks and an epic selection of music from our resident DJs. Our awesome Games Gurus are also on hand to provide organised fun, in the best way possible! Plus, with exclusive areas, private rooms and full venue hires available, we really have got all you need for an epic night out with your mates!
You don’t need to have played before to pick up a bat, a newbie can have as much fun as a pro. Just get ready to have a laugh with your pals!
The original Bounce in Farringdon is located on exactly the same site that the game of ‘Ping Pong’ was first created and patented in 1901 by Jaques of London.
Founded in 1795, Jaques of London (the oldest sports and games makers in the world) created some of the finest indoor and outdoor British family games including: Croquet, Snakes & Ladders and The Staunton Chess Set.
In 1891 John Jaques II invented Gossima (as Ping Pong was first known) – a game made for the dining room. Born from the frustration of tennis surpassing croquet at the, then, Wimbledon Croquet club.
Luckily in 1901 John Jaques III re-branded Gossima to ‘Ping Pong’. Hence why we are: The Home of Ping Pong.